The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen return, and this time they're higher than kites! Also, everyone in Manhattan becomes a friendly neighborhood Spider-Person. Just your standard week in comics, folks.
A lean week for debuts, but Roger Langridge pens The Muppets for Marvel, Joe Hill writes The Cape (not the TV show) for IDW, and Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human, which hopefully does justice to the awesomely screwball 1992 original by Frank Miller and Walt Simonson. Hey Dark Horse, can we get a reprint of that?
First and foremost, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill helm League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century -1969. This second installment of the Century trilogy hopscotches forward to free-love London, where dark arts intermingle with psychedelia and immortality begins to weigh heavy on Mina and Allan. O'Neill delivers his master class in acid trip visuals, and if you dug Black Dossier, you'll love this. I had the chance to pick this up at Comic-Con, so I'll be talking more about this soon. And hopefully we'll see some of Jess Nevins' annotations tout de suite to boot!
In The Amazing Spider-Man, Dan Slott kicks off "Spider-Island," a story line about everyone in Manhattan getting Spider-powers, including heroes and villains. But do people get the powers of different kinds of spiders? Will the Spider-halo resonate out into the other boroughs? Hopefully we'll see a new Stilt Man named "Daddy Long Legs" and the city divided into different arachnid gangs, like the Collar-Popping Tarantula Meat Packers and the McKibbin Trapdoor Trust Fundies.
DC Retroactive does their 1970s throwback thing with Dennis O'Neil writing a new story about Seventies Green Lantern (hopefully "Snowbirds Don't Fly" era Green Lantern), Cary Bates on Justice League Of America, and Martin Pasko on Superman. Also, a new issue of Scott Snyder's Project Superman promises a look at the creepy emaciated Superman of the Flashpoint universe.
There are also new issues of Xombi, American Vampire, Fables, X-Men: Schism, Sixth Gun, John Byrne's Next Men, Deadpool MAX, Incorruptible, and Kirby: Genesis.
Justice (which features an Alex Ross-ified DC Universe) and Jason Aaron's Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine are both released on hardcover. The first volumes of Avengers and Avengers Academy are both out in trade paperback.
As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here. Rock over Jotunheim , rock on Blüdhaven! Queen Enterprises — the mustache stands for quality!